A New Era for Latinos: Environmental Justice


Climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation often strike Latino communities first, compounding existing inequities in income, health, and disaster preparedness. Half of Latinos live in the most polluted cities in the country, and even more live in one of three states heavily affected by extreme weather events: sea-level rise and hurricanes in Florida, heat waves in Texas, and droughts in California. As President, Pete will advance climate change mitigation and environmental policies that center the lives of communities of color that have so often been pushed to the sidelines.